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 Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Facts

Prerequisite Training

Admission to cardiovascular disease fellowship training program requires completion of an accredited three-year residency program in internal medicine. All fellowship trainees are required to be licensed by the state of Wisconsin to practice medicine.

 

Program Duration

Total duration of the program is three years. Fellows will receive comprehensive training in all major aspects of clinical cardiology as well as in basic and clinical cardiovascular research.

 

Program Certification

The cardiovascular disease fellowship program is certified by the Accreditation Council for the Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).​

Mission Statement​

Marshfield Clinic's Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program has been established to train the next generation of cardiologists to help care for the underserved population in a rural setting.  Fellows learn the foundational, technical skills and clinical signs of cardiology, the ability to apply knowledge to unique situations, the ability and desire to continue to build a knowledge base throughout their career and the ability to critically assess and evaluate scientific research.  Most importantly, graduate cardiologiststhat will be prepared to provide excellent cardiology care in all types of practices.​


Program Aims

Marshfield Clinic's Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program aims to graduate fellows who are well prepared to enter any area of cardiology of their choosing.  Additionally, they need to be well versed in the areas of research, quality improvement and patient safety with special emphasis on value based and team-based care.  A fellow must have knowledge and experience in teaching other learners including medical students, residents and other health care team members. With an emphasis on lifelong learning a graduate should be prepared to be healthcare team leader as well as a community leader. We aim to retain some of our graduating trainees as colleagues after completion of their fellowship.​

Training Structure​

Total duration of the fellowship training program is three years. Fellows will receive advanced training in clinical cardiology (echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, heart failure, consultative cardiology) as well as academic research.

Training is conducted in compliance with the accreditation Council for graduate medical education program requirements. Clinical training for the program is based on the ACC revised recommendations for training in Adult Cardiovascular Medicine Core Cardiology Training (COCATS 4) published in 2015.​


Facilities​

Marshfield Medical Center provides care to a diverse patient population in rural Wisconsin. Fellows will be exposed to patients with a wide range of cardiac abnormalities which include but are not limited to the following: acute coronary syndromes, chronic coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias, lipid disorders, hypertensive heart disease, pericardial diseases, cardiomyopathy's, diseases of the great vessels, peripheral vascular disease, infectious and inflammatory heart disease, congestive heart failure, congenital heart disease, cardiovascular trauma, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension and adult congenital heart disease.